New homes in Castleford
The largest town in the borough of Wakefield, Castleford benefits from a busy town centre, while having easy access to green spaces and the Yorkshire countryside.
Buying a new home in Castleford is a good option if you’re looking for great transport links into Leeds and the surrounding areas.
Things to see and do
A number of amenities are on your doorstep, such as Castleford Market catering for your every need, from food to homewares to clothes. The Xscape Leisure Complex offers a snowzone, cinema, family arcade, laser and bowling, while sports fans will enjoy the town’s rich rugby heritage.
Family fun can be enjoyed at Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf. Here, all ages can practice their swing on the two 18-hole routes while encountering various challenges along the way.
Castleford is located within easy reach of Wakefield, just over 11 miles away. Shoppers will enjoy the selection of stores at spots such as Trinity Walk, which covers 500,000 square feet and is located in the city centre.
Wakefield is also a good spot for history and culture, which a number of museums. A unique open-air museum can be enjoyed at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), set in the gardens of a 500-acre, 18th century country estate.
Featuring a changing programme of exhibitions, YSP has been named Yorkshire’s ‘Most Magnificent Attraction,’ and represents sculptors such as Antony Gormley, James Turrell and Henry Moore.
The park runs a number of workshops, courses and lectures throughout the year, and the Underground Gallery, cut into the hillside, offers an indoor exhibition space.
The Hepworth Wakefield is another of the city’s main attractions. The modern gallery features six contemporary art exhibition rooms, and showcases a variety of temporary and permanent exhibitions. Wakefield Cathedral is also worth a visit where you can enjoy concerts and regular events.
Castleford benefits from great transport links whether you’re travelling by rail, road or air.
Castleford station offers a number of connections to surrounding areas and further afield. Leeds can be reached in 23 minutes, while York can be reached in one hour and eight minutes. Hop on a train to Harrogate and you’ll be there in an hour and 25 minutes.
The nearest international airport to Castleford is Leeds Bradford and can be reached in 40 minutes by road. From here you can get a selection of international and domestic flights.
Located close to the M62, leaving at junction 32 will bring you into Castleford.